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Thanks for the question.
I can certainly appreciate your apprehension with versed use. But as the previous expert said, "I don't think your giving the nurses enough credit."
Your decision to not use versed is your right. It doesn't matter if it's for allergy or you just don't want it. Not everyone does or can take versed an we're o.k with that. We don't make extra money shoving versed in your IV. Nor do we want to shove versed in your IV. Nurses are often your biggest allies and biggest patient advocates. Don't act stupid with us as this is not good for us or you. Always keep the lines of communication open, that is your best defense. Tell them you can't have or don't want it. We are not robots but educated people who know how to deal with different situations. For instance "routine" endoscopy does not always end up in a routine manner. There can be complications to them and we know how to deal with any emergency that may arise as well. Telling us you don't want versed won't ruffle our feathers at all.
So I guess what I am saying is you don't need to "play" it at all. This is your health not something to play off as stupid. Communicating openly and honestly will help you in the long run.
I hope this helps.
I apologize if my tone was hateful. It was not meant to be. I have actually answered questions for you before. Go back and read them. It is never my intention to be hateful. Far from it.
Those are not my words, "don't act stupid with us". That was your question, " Do I smile, pretend, I'm stupid, what? I really dont' know how to play this."
That is also truly how I feel. In my experience I would never want a patient to have to act stupid. I would much prefer an open and honest line of communication. For example if you perceive they are treating you badly for not wanting pre-medication I would stop them and say, "do you have some sort of judgment about me not wanting medication or versed?" "Is there something I have done to offend you because I 'm feeling like your put off". I would be completely honest, I think most people appreciate that.
In the case of not being premeditated it should run pretty smoothly. Check you in, go over pre-post procedure instructions, sign consents, start IV's, and into room. Propofol is what you are choosing to go with right? It's similar to versed in some ways and I would assume they will give it to you at the onset of the actual procedure.
What I am hearing from you is a lot of preconceived judgment. And it sounds like you have had enough experience including bad to have some serious concerns. But I in no way was trying to be hateful. It truly is my belief that you should be open and honest and clear. The other thing I would suggest is that if you have a friend that works in the hospital go with you. Someone who can be there to be your advocate.
I hope this helps. Again, read some of the posts we have worked on together in the past. It is never my intention to be offensive or rude, and I am really sorry if I came off that way.
Here is a link to a previous post
That's why I said it sounds like you have had enough bad exposure to have formed those judgments.
They may not be allowed into the procedure room but what about pre and post procedure?